Alipus started out as a social project to show the world the rich variety of producers and agave. All from Oxoaca, there are 8 families producing mezcal all using traditional techniques and methods, which showcases the agave and the terroir of the land. San Luis del Rio uses Espadin agave that is grown in sandy soil at about 4100 feet above sea level, where the soil is sandy with lots of rocks. It is a mezcal with smoky, roasted agave notes and hints of fruit on the nose, a palate that is woody, lightly smoked, with touches of citrus and a soft finish. Great sipped neat or in a smoky cocktail.